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The competition is open to all designers, illustrators, photographers, and artists 18 years of age or older anywhere in the world, whose use of Poster Stellars does not and will not violate any applicable law or regulation, or any agreement to which they are a party.


  • Poster Stellars team members and jurors are not eligible to participate in the competition.

  • (Optional) The Jury members will donate 1 poster of their choice to be exhibited and included in Mexico Time Capsule & Exhibition 2023/2038 but they won't be competing in the contest.


Professional $30 USD

Student $15 USD

  • Accepted methods of payment are Credit Cards, PayPal, and Ali Pay.

  • You can submit 3 posters max per fee/entry. 

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  • It is recommended to submit the form using a desktop computer/ laptop.

  • If you don't have the ability to make international payments please send an email to

*All competition fees are non-refundable.


Each participant is allowed to submit 3 posters max per entry/fee across all categories. However, if you wish to participate with more than 3 posters, please submit a new entry and you will have to pay the entry fees again as indicated. 


All artworks/posters must have been created between the years 2020 to 2023 time frame. The only parameter is that the Unpublished Posters for Category B must be created during the competition dates and unpublished anywhere online and offline.


Posters of any technique (painting, drawing, graphic design, typography, data visualization, digital, Illustration, mixed media, photography, and animation) are eligible. 



The posters which will be participated by you should not include material that is pornographic, sexually explicit, violent, and/or racist.




-Published Posters

  • 1) Political 

  • 2) Cultural

  • 3) Ecological

  • 4) Advertising

  • 5) Typographic


-Unpublished Posters

THEME 2023:


For full details about the theme, please visit the page THEME 2023



-Animated Posters

  • Any Topic or Theme.


All entries, for the selection stage without exception, must be in a digital format with the following specifications:



  • All entries must be in (1240 x 1653) pixels.

  • Horizontal and Vertical orientations are accepted.

  • JPG format, RGB Color Mode, Resolution 150 dpi. 

  • Max file size is 5MB per poster.

  • All 3 posters should not exceed 15MB.


  • Please keep your high-resolution posters in the size (18 x 24 inches). 

  • If your poster/s won an award you will be requested to send it printed or pay a fee to print it for you and to be exhibited in MEXICO EXHIBITION and to be preserved in MEXICO TIME CAPSULE 2023/2038.


  • All entries must be in (1920 x 1080) pixels.

  • Horizontal and vertical orientations are accepted.

  • Pixel aspect ratio 16:9

  • H.264, Frame rate 24-30, Duration 15-20 seconds. 

  • No Audio, MP4 format.

  • Max file size is 25MB per animated poster.


All entries must be in "English Language" only and follow the naming guidelines below:


CATEGORY_A_1_Your Poster Title_First Name_Last Name_Country_01.jpg

CATEGORY_A_2_Your Poster Title_First Name_Last Name_Country_01.jpg

CATEGORY_B_You Poster Title_First Name_Last Name_Country_01.jpg

CATEGORY_C_Your Poster Title_First Name_Last Name_Country_01.mp4



CATEGORY_A_4_Your Poster Title_John_Knight_USA_01.jpg

CATEGORY_B_Your Poster Title_Mary_Lopez_USA_01.jpg

CATEGORY_C_Your Poster Title_Kelly_Heart_USA_01.mp4


Please visit the participation page to fill out the Participation Form, Pay the Fees, and Upload your Digital Files as instructed.


You will receive an email confirmation of your entry and payment. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please contact


Judging will be 'BLIND'. Individual scores from judges will be averaged to produce a single score for each entry. No names will be shown in judging to lead to the entrant and no names or other indicators are allowed on the artwork that could indicate who is the author of the poster.


Image and animation quality is very important. This is the only exposure to your posters the jurors will have, and a poor representation (such as a blurred image, low resolution, or corrupted video) will reduce your chances of being selected.


The judging process will be conducted in two stages:


The National Jury will be selecting posters based on the digital submissions for the final stage.



The Intercontinental Jury will be selecting the award-winning posters to be included in the Time Capsule and Mexico Exhibition 2023 (Grand for Best of the Show) Gold, Silver, & Bronze from each category. 

Moreover, the Jury will select the Winners of each continent (AFRICA, ANTARCTICA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, & SOUTH AMERICA).



  • ​All winning posters "Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze" from all categories will be securely stored in a Stainless Steel Capsule that will be buried in the ground for 15 years and will be opened again in 2038.

  • The Time Capsule is Anti-Corrosion. The actual Stainless Steel can withstand most exterior conditions and lasts up to 200 years lifespan. The Time Capsule is Waterproof. Silicone gaskets at both ends make the capsule seal secure, the accompanying bolts will be tightened to keep all moisture out.

  • Inside Diameter: 3.9inch / 10cm 
    Outside Length: 20inch / 50cm 
    The thickness of Stainless Steel is 1mm

  • Each jury member will donate 1 poster of their own choice to be included in the Time Capsule.

  • All winners' and Jury members' names will be engraved on a monument stone/s that will be covering the burial location of the Time Capsule.

  • The Time Capsule location will be on the private property of Universidad Mondragón México.




& EXHIBITI0N 2023/2038

If your poster/s wins an award, you are requested to send us your digital files and pay a fee to print it for you in the following measurements:

  • (18 x 24 inches)  

  • Horizontal and Vertical orientations are accepted.

  • Animated Posters will be uploaded on a USB drive and included in the Time Capsule. 

  • Instructions for sending your winning posters and paying a fee to print them for you will be provided once the competition results are finalized. 


If an announced juror cannot judge the entries, the entries will be judged by the remaining jurors or alternate jurors.



If your work is selected/won an award you agree that you will follow all of Poster Stellars Competition procedures for the Time capsule event, promotion, and any exhibitions now and in the future. Poster Stellars has the exclusive right to revoke your participation if those instructions are not followed.


Results of the selected finalists/winners will be emailed to selected/winning designers/artists only and published on our website. Please include the following email in your contact list to prevent our emails from being flagged as Spam.

The full timeline of the competition can be found on the timeline page:



Awards, Trophies, and Certificates for the selected/winning posters are described on the awards page:


Poster Stellars reserves the right to change competition deadlines and dates due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.


If you are interested in sponsoring the competition or being a partner, please reach out to us on the following page


We will have the right to publish/print/store images of your selected/winning poster/s to be included in the Time Capsule, Website, Social Media, and other advertising channels to promote your work and the competition.

All winning printed/animated posters that will be sent to be stored in the Time Capsule will be the property of Poster Stellars LLC.



By uploading your poster/s and personal data, you authorize us to retain and publish the images and personal data of such uploaded information in our system and the time capsule until and after the conclusion of the competition. We are retaining these images and personal data on our website and social media to promote your work and for future competitions/exhibitions/events. We protect your personal data and we don't share it with any third parties.



All of the poster/s that you will be submitting are images of original artwork created by yourself or are artworks created by a designer/illustrator/photographer/artist who authorized you to submit the images on their behalf. Images submitted by you do not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright, or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting our rights, it is our policy to terminate all relations with any designer/artist/illustrator/photographer who infringes copyright upon our receipt of a notice of infringement from the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal counsel.

If you believe your work has been copied and posted on our website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information to our email:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest

  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed

  • A description of where the allegedly infringed material is located on our website

  • Your address, telephone number, and email address

  • A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner or its agent

  • A written and signed statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice to us is truthful and accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.


If you commence a lawsuit or other legal proceeding against Poster Stellars or any of Poster Stellars owners, curators, officers, employees, agents, representatives, partners, or affiliates in connection with and/or arising from any claim whatsoever relating to the competition and/or our relationship with you in any manner whatsoever; a) you hereby unconditionally consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of New Jersey, b) New Jersey law shall apply for the adjudication of any such claim and c) Poster Stellars shall be entitled to recover from you all of its costs and expenses relating to any such proceeding including, without limitation, its attorneys' fees.



You agree to indemnify and hold Poster Stellars, its owners, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, representatives, and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, relating to any claim made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of any of the foregoing terms and conditions and/or any breach of your covenants, and representations set forth above.



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